Renovated Littlejohn at the forefront of technology


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A rendering of how the new Littlejohn will look (Credit:  clemsontigers.com)
A rendering of how the new Littlejohn will look (Credit: clemsontigers.com)

CLEMSON – Littlejohn Coliseum has been cordoned off and undergoing renovations for almost a year, and Athletic Director Dan Radakovich told the media earlier this week that one of the first things fans will notice are the technology upgrades.

The renovations started in May of 2015 and school officials say the project is on track to be completed early next fall. Radakovich said fans will notice a different look.

“I think walking into Littlejohn that it is going to look different. There’s going to be a lot more technology,” Radakovich said. “A lot more video boards. We will have the largest center-hung curved video board in the country in a basketball arena.

“There is going to be a lot more technology. You will be able to use your phone, WiFi will be greatly increased. It’s going to look better, feel better, it’s going to be tight - nine thousand seats that are there are really going to create a great atmosphere for our men’s and women’s program. There will be 400 club seats and the students, by the way, will be seated much like you see at North Carolina State, Duke, Georgia Tech, LSU, they are all right there on the floor. 250 of them. Then we will have the students in the other section as well.”

The school’s athletic website says this about the rebuild:

”The rebuilt Coliseum will inspire and engage both the players and the fans through a whole new interior layout and design that will be extremely media rich. In addition to a renovated playing arena and seating bowl (approximately 8,500 seats), the facility will incorporate all aspects of men‘s and women‘s basketball program operations. This includes coaches‘ offices, weight rooms, locker rooms, video editing and theater areas housed in a separate practice facility addition.

Littlejohn Coliseum will also see a significant upgrade to the quality and character of the public exterior face of the building. The massing of the building will in large part remain, but the incorporation of transparent materials and the use of light in more contemporary ways will be high on the list of desired changes. In the end, the building will be transformed in almost every way.”

Radakovich also said that the school will open up Littlejohn before and during football home games.

“We want to activate Littlejohn on football game days,” he said. “Before it was closed and you couldn’t really get in there. We want that to be a way station for people that are parking on this side of campus to stop in. The concessions will be open. The restrooms will be open. The video boards will be on. They will be showing game day. If people want to sit down and just relax for a few minutes they will able to do that before heading into the stadium. The south hall will be a 9,000 square foot open space. We will have our soft goods for sale over there so it is going to be a very active building. We think that is going to be very important to show what we’ve done to the building and to let them see other things about the athletic program.”

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spacer Opening it up for football is genius.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Opening it up for football is genius.
Clemalum07®
spacer His mention of the largest center-hung curved
cutigerbob®
spacer It sounds like an impressive package.***
Francis Marion®
spacer use to love entering LJ to check things out & use RR's
lightbulbbill®
spacer Re: His mention of the largest center-hung curved
Caddie
spacer Re: Opening it up for football is genius.
boricuatiger
spacer Re: Opening it up for football is genius.
TennesseeLadyTiger®
spacer Thats not some new idea, It used to be open in the
grrowl
spacer Giggity!***
TigersAndCubs
spacer ingenious***
truetiger1998
spacer I'm thinking that makes a good location to watch the
HammerTimeTiger
spacer Maybe some of the students can watch it there***
LKN Tiger®
spacer Yes Phase 2 of the plan to make DV look like Bobby Dodd
grrowl
spacer I think much of those empty seats in Bobby Dodd
HammerTimeTiger
spacer Showing our game for those without tickets
IPTAY FAMILY
spacer less "genius" more "well FINALLY"
mhuyser
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widhorse
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widhorse
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Clemalum07®
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Tigerdug23®
spacer So how much will they charge students for those 250 seats?***
clemsongt
spacer WOW they are going to have WiFi
Neal in NC®
spacer hope it'll be ready for the troy game.
freakgeek
spacer Will you be able to make a mobile phone call from inside?
coachmac
spacer $$$$ money grab
trk1
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Clemalum07®
spacer I've been waiting for this moment.......
Frodo
spacer What are "soft goods"?
greene
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Topher
spacer So you don't think we need the new athletic facilities he has overseen?***
Judge Keller
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treetiger
spacer 9,000 seats
Carlsbad®
spacer REAL Genius would be ...
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